Jessie D Miller Portrait Just as I wrote last week: I really enjoy the fact that I meet people through social media; via my blog, twitter, instagram, etc. Yet another case in point: Jessie D. Miller, whom I met when I stumbled upon her instagram account: @designdaredevil.
BAD ASS INTERIOR DESIGNER
Her bio on instagram simply reads, "Bass Ass Interior Designer." After learning what I needed to know and scrolling through her feed, I hit the follow button. To give you a bit more of her bio, however: Jessie D. Miller is a St. Louis tastemaker, interior designer, and stylist, well-known for her starring roles on the national television design shows HGTV (Design) Star and The White Room Challenge. She is also the author of The Design Daredevil, a lifestyle blog on which she shares the inspiration for her fearless approach to life, and interior design. Jessie D Miller Portrait
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MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU WANTED TO BE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER.

I was quite happy and successful working in the residential development industry for many years.  When the market crashed I had a large mortgage and bills to pay, out of desperation I took a a completely unappealing job working for a tax credit developer.  I was beyond miserable and bored out of my mind, then ended up getting fired from the job I absolutely hated.  A week later I was on a plane headed to Vegas to celebrate Halloween (my favorite holiday), and was doing some soul searching.  I reflected on what it was that I loved so much about residential real estate, it was creating someones home.  I decided that if I had what it took to make so much money for other people doing what I loved then I could certainly make a little bit of money for myself doing it.  I’ve never considered doing anything else since.

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.